December 20, 2018 Subject:
Not bad if you haven't read the book, but...
This isn't a bad movie though I'd say it's one of my least favorite Brandon DeWilde performances. However - if you like the premise of the movie, I strongly suggest you find and read the book version. The movies misses so much of the story that was in the book. For example, in the movie the main plot is how Biarn gets past being taken advantage of by Tobias, but in the book, we learn how just by being himself, Biarn deeply affects the lives of several townspeople. That is entirely missing from the film and why it disappoints me by comparison. I wish the book was at archive.org but unfortunately doesn't seem to be. It is so much better than the film.
November 8, 2013 Subject:
He was a very good actor and he had a very admirable body of work. Whether tv or movies, if his name was in the cast, I know it will more than likely be worth watching. Many thanks to the person that uploaded this. It is good, I wish there was more stuff like this to see.
He died just a few months after his 30th birthday in a traffic accident.
June 17, 2012 Subject:
Just A Nice Flick
Good heart warming story..in color. I enjoyed every second. Lee Marvin is a very good "good/bad" guy. Don't be afraid to show this one to your kids or grandkids. Five stars.
August 14, 2011 Subject:
Being a muley Show Me stater the title caught my eye. Then I see Lee Marvin is in the cast and I'm all in. Well there wasn't much to do with Missouri other than the title and a few passing mentions. The town name is not one I'm familiar with but the Warner Brothers back lot is immediately recognizable. Lots of good character actors fill out the cast. You remember Sam Drucker? Satisfying movie and well worth the time. Would recommend this without hesitation.
August 12, 2011 Subject:
Brandon deWilde's Last "Innocence" Film
Remember when movies were about people interacting with people -- and NOT special effects -- that is "The Missouri Traveler". Great for adults and the kids.
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